Just got back from shooting my new 340pd Scandium cylinder j-frame Smith and Wesson. I shot some .357 Hornady Leverevolution 130gr hollow points out of it and it was not a problem. I shot at least 8 to see if the other unseats and my hand did not/does not hurt at all. I realize these bullets are for rifles but that was all the Hornadys Academy had in .357. I am very glad I bought this gun. Are these ****ty bullets to be carrying for self defense?